From the July/August, 2006 issue of Touchstone
Swung Vote by Laura Echevarria

Swung Vote

Sandra Day O’connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice
by Joan Biskupic
Ecco (HarperCollins), 2005
(432 pages, $26.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Laura Echevarria

During her confirmation hearings in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor said that her views on the abortion issue were shaped by “my own upbringing, and my religious training, my background, my sense of family values, and my sense of how I should lead my own life.” Joan Biskupic points out that although an Episcopalian who attended services at the National Cathedral, O’Connor “had been raised outside organized religion.”

Her father told her that he believed in God, thou . . .


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